Special Issue "Metallic Scaffolds for Medical Applications"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mieczyslaw Jurczyk

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, M.Sklodowska-Curie 5 Sq., 60-965 Poznan, Poland
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Interests: nanostructured materials; non-equilibrium processing and properties of advanced materials/nanomaterials; microstructural characterization; powder processing; composites/nanocomposites; porous metallic bionanomaterials/bionanocomposites; hydrogen storage materials/nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a high demand for biomaterials to assist the replacement of organs and their functions. For this reason, researchers search for new biomaterials with advanced mechanical and biological properties and develop new technologies for the enhancement of those properties.

Metallic foam is a class of interesting material that can exhibit a unique combination of physical, chemical and mechanical properties. In particular, because it is low Young modulus, metal-based foam is drawing much attention in medical applications from the viewpoint of bone ingrowth promotion and induction of prosthesis stabilization. To optimize metal-based foams for implant applications, several studies has focused on the design of foams with optimized architecture to fulfill physico-chemical, mechanical as well as regeneration requirements.

This Special Issue aims to present the latest research related to metallic scaffolds for medical applications. As a result, the most recent studies and research reports on metallic foams for hard tissue replacement, with a focus on: i) the development a new generation of metallic-based foams with a strictly specified chemical and phase compositions, porosity and surface morphology and such, which will adhere well to the substrate, show high hardness and high resistance to biological corrosion, and ii) biocompatibility testing of porous metal-based implants in in vitro and in vivo studies, are welcome. Possible upcoming trends in research field should be also mentioned for the optimization of porous metal-based implants.

Prof. Dr. Mieczyslaw Jurczyk
Guest Editor

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  • biomaterials
  • scaffolds
  • microstructure
  • nanostructure
  • nanosurface
  • cellular response
  • implant

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